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Annette





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posted: 19.07.2009 22:08

I got the order to greet all of you from Maria. Probably, she won\'t be on the GB in the next time as she doesn\'t have a computer in the summer house and she will be there until October. I will send some photos later, too.

It was a pitty that we couldn\'t meet Mar. We tried to arrange a flight to Barcelona but it would have been very bad. The flights were in the evening to a place about 70 miles away from Barcelona (and to go by bus for another 1 and 1/2 hour to the city) and back in the morning from that place. So, even when we had stayed two nights in a hotel we just had have one full day for the visit and so we cancelled the project. There will be another opportunity for the meeting...

Annette





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posted: 19.07.2009 22:06

I didn\'t think we could meet Maria when we started to Spain for holidays but I contacted her when we were there and we changed our mobile phone numbers. She arrived only on 14th July in her summer house as there were some delays. So we arranged to meet on 15th and she gave me the description to find her summer house. We had to drive for more than two houres as our holiday house wasn\'t near Santander. We met not only Maria but also some of her relatives. Her niece with two of her children, her cousin with husband and her cousin\'s son and granddaughter. We had a long meal together in a restaurant on the beach and later we visited Santander. Maria is a very very nice and funny lady and we had a really great day. It just was a bit too short though we started for the journey back in the dark.

Annette





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posted: 19.07.2009 22:06

I saw my last post in Spain was peppered with some typos. I had to study the Spanish keyboard as it had another structure than the German ones. In all American/English keyboards the letter \'z\' is in the lower row and the \'y\' is in the upper row (on German keyboards the \'z\' is up and the \'y\' is down as you need the \'z\' much more often for words than in English words and the \'y\' less). And as I nearly write blind with ten fingers I often hit the \'y\' instead of the \'z\' and vice versa on that Spanish keyboard. And of course there were a lot more unknown signs for me and I didn\'t know what to use for corrections...

...but I think you don\'t want to know anything about Spanish keyboards now but about our meeting with Maria A. ...though, keyboards could be a matter of analyses and dissertations... ...okay, okay, back to the subject...

Annette

Location:
Germany


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posted: 19.07.2009 22:05

Fines for nicked stones? Hah!!! I\'m the greatest stone-nicker in the world and nobody will find them in my cases. Or does that \'custom and excise\' department of Spain want to say that there are already \'stone-sniffing-dogs\' in action?

No, no, no, my \'jewels\' are at home all. The only limit for the transport was the weight of our cases for the flight back. Hehehehe, if the airlines only knew what they transported over the years...

And together with the stones we are also at home again after three interesting and really nice weeks. I will sort my pictures and send some round and tell you some of my impression but it will take some time.

Stephanie

Location:
USA - Wyoming


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posted: 19.07.2009 14:40

Hello all! Finally done with the class assesments for this term. Next term starts August 1st. What a relief I have. I have one that isn\'t graded yet, but hopefully it will pass.

For a treat I went and saw Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. It was good, and it was a nice reward for myself. I do have to see it again so that I can understand parts of it. I had to leave 2 times during the movie. Grrr!



Happy Belated Birthday to our girl Mar!!! You go girl!!! When do you find time to rest?



Well all I\'m glad your getting rain. Sure could use some here. I hate JULY!!!! Too hot for me! Webbie, your doing a great job! Keep it up. Thanks for all of the news from all over the world.

Bye for now,

Love and Hugs,

Steph
Patricia





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posted: 19.07.2009 13:54

Mornin\'...

I saw that article and the pic in the LBO, Micilin, about the lightning hitting the bathroom of that house. Didn\'t know it was in your neighborhood. Peculiar thing, it will usually hit the highest object in an area...a tall tree, a high antenna...poor old lady must have felt it was out to get her. What a shock.

Beautiful sunshine here this morning, nice after a week with a lot of rain.

Poor Mar must be flat out after celebrating her birthday yesterday, no word from her, perhaps she will be recovered enough to pop in later in the day. I hope she had a great day.

Continued...
Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


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posted: 19.07.2009 13:52

Cont.

Annette, the famous purloiner of stones must be home as well, unless she\'s been taken to jail. We\'ll have her popping in soon, I think.

Mr. Mies, does Mies keep her Yuccas in pots, and bring them indoors over the winter? I think they might be killed by the cold in your climate, otherwise.

That is a very long road in Mark Westgate\'s pic on CAM 5, today. Only good citizens can live around there, as they have to stay on the straight and narrow so much. Jeez, I\'m out of here before somebody gets me for that one. Hehehehehe.

Everybody have a good day.

P





mick (aka micilin)

Location:
UK - England - Southeast


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posted: 19.07.2009 12:38

Hello chaps.

Patricia - raining here also, in fact we have had a real mish mash over the past few days. Wicked thunderstorm on Fri - bungalow down the road from me hit lightning.

94-year-old woman had just finished lunch with her 68-year-old son when the thunderbolt struck.

Lots of damage, fortunately nobody hurt, the only injury was to the elderly woman who cut her leg walking to the ambulance where she was treatd for shock.

Mike in California - Scotland was just spiffing, first visit to the east coast and though not so dramatic as the west has some great hills and quiet glens and best of all no midges. Stayed in a working fishing village yards from the sea and woke each morning to the sound of the waves and the call of the oyster catchers.

Nice people, not because they want your cash, coz there\'s nothing to spend it on except fish.

Best fish and chips ever in the next village.

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 19.07.2009 12:13

Hi all i hope your having a good day im off to bed now good night god bless lots of love lizxxxx
Webbie

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 19.07.2009 10:34

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elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 19.07.2009 00:12

Good morning all .mike ah mar be a good girl i think she will party into the wee small hours ..lol .have a lovely day doh think of me as you dance and eat your cake ..hi mr mies and mrs mies how are you all thank god its getting warm again oh im so happy ..lots of love lizxxx
Mike

Location:
USA - California


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posted: 18.07.2009 17:28

Happy Birthday Mar and the rest of you GB ers stay out of trouble



Mike N California
Mr Mies

Location:
USA - Washington


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posted: 18.07.2009 16:09

Nice picture on CAM5 Mike Lester. Mies has Yuccas here & they are also in bloom. Something chased an animal through our yard & across our deck the other night & went right through one of the Yuccas. One of the branches with the flowers was knocked to the ground & a pot broken. Maybe the coyotes were chasing the raccoon? Although it was loud enough to have been a moose
The Mieses

Location:
USA - Washington


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posted: 18.07.2009 16:02

Happy Birthday Mar

You go girl, have a great day & don\'t eat too much cake & ice cream.
Patricia





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posted: 18.07.2009 15:17

Thanks for the pic on CAM 5, Mike Lester. We have that plant in Florida, it\'s Yucca, we call it Spanish Bayonet. There used to be a great folk custom of sticking ping-pong balls on the ends of each sword-like leaf...they are very stiff and sharp. I haven\'t seen one done up like that for years, though, the practice kind of went out of fashion, though I heard once that the ping-pong balls were an effort to keep anyone that fell into the plant from being hurt...children playing nearby, or since Yucca is a common plant at the entrance of the driveway to houses, perhaps the homeowner coming home a little tipsy? Nice pic, thanks!

Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


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posted: 18.07.2009 14:45

Mornin\'...

It\'s raining here...Bummer.

Ah, Annette is an experienced rock-smuggler, she\'ll never be caught. It\'s so nice that she saw Maria A. Can\'t wait to hear about it from both of them.

Thank you for the cleeks, Webbie. Linda Ronstadt\'s Blue Bayou, may be my best all time favorite.

Tom Jones, and you\'ve got to wander off and see Engelbert while you are there..Jeez, so many men, so little time.

I\'m out of here, Y\'all be good.

Pat

Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 18.07.2009 14:27

Hi everyone,

Just logging on for a quick moment to say a very special to Mar. Hope you have a great day Mar, and I hope the sun is shining in Spain, and that everything is happy.



That note from the Spanish Authorities is really going to frightern poor Annette......

Geez, I hope she doesn\'t get put in Jail. Is it too late to contact her and tell her to leave the \'jewels\' behind?



Had a quick look at 2 cleeks... rest have to wait until tomorrow.

Stay well everyone, catch you all later.

Treasa.

Webbie

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 18.07.2009 13:30

  
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Location:
Spain


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posted: 18.07.2009 12:31

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 18.07.2009 11:42

Hi all have a lovely day im going to watch tv ah yes ..haaa mar could you please send some birthday cake ..ah i would love some please pretty please ..good night god bless love lizxxx
Webbie

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 18.07.2009 08:39

A Very Happy Birthday to You Mar

Pog Mor

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 17.07.2009 23:47

Good morning all ..well whats this i see someone is in truble for steling stone from spain,.. god i wounder who it is annette now they will have to set the bulls on ya lol..ah good to know you and maria met each other is lovely..next trip oz please..ok love lizxxx
Customs and Excise

Location:
Spain


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posted: 17.07.2009 22:04

Tourists leaving the country are reminded that it is illegal to take stones or rocks from Spain. Heavy fines will be imposed with confiscation of same and im prisonment until trial is held. There is a backlog of 18 months. Please ensure that you abide by these regulations.
Patricia





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posted: 17.07.2009 21:45

Holy Mackerel, Eamon. I just looked up your crocosemia, and found that is is the same as a bulb I have that I call montebretia. Only mine is not the delicious red color of yours, it is orange. I don\'t particularly like orange flowers, I have mostly blues, pinks, purples and white flowers, a very few reds and yellows, so I am always pulling up the montebretia bulbs, they spread like weeds. I leave them in some places where I need something blooming, but I don\'t know how they spread themselves to distant places all over the yard. These have been here since before I was here, and are probably a very hardy and tough species plant which explains their proliferation. Some popped up one year by some purple muscari, and you wouldn\'t think that the orange/purple combination would be pretty, but it was quite striking, and I left them.

Gardening is so neat, you can learn something new about it every day!

P

Annette

Location:
Spain


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posted: 17.07.2009 17:19

Hello evryone, itīs our last daz in Spain today and we are out for dinner. We had a wonderful time here and we met Maria A. last Wednesday. Of course I have a lot of photos for you and will have to tell you a lot when we are back. I think I don\'t tell a secret when I say there are some stones in mz case...

Flight back tomorrow in the afternoon and them about four hours to drive home. So, see you on Sunday.